Competitive Information for Silcoon [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Silcoon silcoon
Base Stats for Silcoon

Bug

Abilities:
Shed SkinShed Skin: This Pokemon has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Weakness Chart for Bug-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
0.5x
2x
2x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Silcoon? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Silcoon is an extraordinary Bug-typed Pokemon. Silcoon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Silcoon is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Silcoon
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Tackle
- Poison Sting
- Harden

Physical Sweeper Silcoon (Shed Skin)

Silcoon is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Silcoon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite makes it possibly stronger than it's final form. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Silcoon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Silcoon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shed Skin, Silcoon has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Silcoon steals and eats the target's berry).
Tackle is a physical 35-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Poison Sting is a physical 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Harden is a status move (raises your Silcoon's defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Silcoon? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Silcoon
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite
- Tackle
- Poison Sting
- Harden

Doubles Physical Sweeper Silcoon (Shed Skin)

Silcoon is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Silcoon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Silcoon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Silcoon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shed Skin, Silcoon has a 33% chance to have its status cured at the end of each turn.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Silcoon steals and eats the target's berry).
Tackle is a physical 35-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Poison Sting is a physical 15-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Harden is a status move (raises your Silcoon's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Silcoon learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Silcoon can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Silcoon

Create a build


Have an idea in mind for Silcoon that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Diamond/Pearl moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.



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